How do I change the Service Optimization credentials used by Xoom service?

Changing the credentials used by Xoom service to access Service Optimization requires the use of Xoom Toolkit. The following instructions will also enable you to change any Xoom parameter from the command line using Xoom Toolkit.

Credentials are read whenever Xoom service starts, and are used by Xoom to connect to Service Optimization. Credentials can be found in the file called XoomParams.xml which is located in the Xoom folder, typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Zany Ants\Xoom . Service Optimization requires four credentials:

Service Optimization credentials in XoomParams.xml

All but Password can be changed simply by altering the XML file, saving it, and restarting Xoom service. The Password, however, is encrypted and must be changed from the command line. Note that passwords and parameters are case sensitive.

  1. At a command prompt, change directory to the Xoom folder, typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Zany Ants\Xoom .
  2. Run the following command: XoomToolkit parameter --set --encrypted Product.W6.Password MyNewPassword, replacing MyNewPassword with the password string you want to use.
    • The parameter name is Product.W6.Password
    • --encrypted specifies that the password will be stored in an encrypted form.
    • Once any parameter is encrypted, there is no way to get its value out of Xoom. It is only usable internally by Xoom.
    • Note: Xoom Toolkit is a deprecated tool. It is used solely to change Service Optimization credentials.
  3. To change any of the other credentials from the command line, run the following commands respectively:
    • XoomToolkit parameter --set Product.W6.Username MyNewUsername
    • XoomToolkit parameter --set Product.W6.Domain MyNewDomain
    • XoomToolkit parameter --set Product.W6.ServerUri MyNewServerUri

    These parameters should not be encrypted.

  4. Restart Xoom service.